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How do i program on my s9 rooted android phone? [on hold]

I want to make my phone into a 'on the fly' PC if possible.
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How can I root the Micromax A110Q

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS and want to root my micromax A110Q.
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How to root Vsmart Joy 1?

The device that I'm trying to root is a Vsmart Joy 1, 2gb ram, 32gb rom, running Android 8.1. (Vsmart is a Vietnamese phone brand.) I don't know if this is helpful or not, but when booting up the ...
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How can I make a symlink (or equivalent) inside /storage/emulated/0?

So, I have rooted my phone (GT-i9505 with android 5.0.1) and I would like to move my WhatsApp folder to my external SD card to save 3GB on internal storage. This is what I tried so far. EDIT: ...
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How Magisk works?

Magisk is known as a “systemless” root method. It’s essentially a way to modify the system without actually modifying it. Modifications are stored safely in the boot partition instead of modifying the ...
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How does SuperSu provide root privilege?

Has a write-up ever been released on exactly how SuperSu works? After searching around for a while I found mostly guides on how to use the app, not the implementation details. I did, however, find ...
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Will Rooting through Kingo Brick the device?

If you have Knox installed in your Samsung device and you try to root the device using Kingo root app will it brick your device ?
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WiFi doesn't work when SuperSU 2.72 binaries are installed on Android 7

Since a few days I have Cyanogenmod 14 for my Samsung SM-G900f. I want to use some apps by Chainfire but they all require his su binaries so I tried to install it via the SuperSU app, which always ...
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Rooting failed, superSU remains

I tried to root my Galaxy Core 2 Duos using Kingo root, which installed SuperSU. Unfortunately rooting failed all of a sudden, but still SuperSU remains. How can I remove SuperSU from my device?
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Disabling Verizon Galaxy S4 from sending usage data back to Verizon

Its come to my understanding that Verizon gets information about how you use your phone reported back to it. Information such as "Amount of data used for Facebook, Snapchat, Netflix" etc. I know ...
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How To Root a Switel Rock S4500D

I just got an Android phone, but the brand is not one of the famous or worldwide sold brands, it's a Switel Rock S4500D, and I want to root it. Can anyone help me how to do it? As far as I googled, ...
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update failure galaxy core 2

well first of all, my phone is rooted. the phone notified me about an update I accidentally pressed update and now its in an endless loop where it will update then fail and update again. please help, ...
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Sony xperia tipo not going into fastboot mode on prompt

I want flash a new OS onto my so xperia tipo because android 4.0.2 is old and slow so I want to flash a more up to date and lightweight mobile OS. However this requires root and whenever I try to hold ...
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Can't Factory Reset HTC Desire C

I tried unlocking the bootloader (which I apparently succeeded at.) I then tried rooting it, which I failed at. I just want to reset the phone back to factory settings but when I try to do a factory ...
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How can I root my Sony Xperia u?

I have used several one-click methods but none of them worked for me. Can anyone tell me the correct process? Android version: 2.3.7 model number: st25i build number: 6.0.B.3.184
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How do I install custom ROM on HUAWEI Honor 4A?

I have a Chinese HUAWEI Honor 4A and want to install a different OS without the bloatware and restrictions that come with it (eg no play store). Any recommendations on which path to choose? I just ...
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How to root Vodafone 858 (froyo) / Huawei u8160

I have a Vodafone 858 smart phone running Froyo (Android 2.2). Manufacturer is Huawei (u8160). How can I root this device?
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best opensource Android for Huawei MediaPad M5 [duplicate]

I have a Haewei Mediapad M5 tablet (model BAH2-W19). Android 8.0.0 with a logitech bluetooth keyboard I am a 60 years old Linux guru (using Linux since 1993, Unix since 1987, coding Bismon, with a ...
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How to root Teac Tc-7120

I want to root my new Teac TC-7120 device, but couldn't find any rooting guide targeting it. What should I do? I used the following Guide: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/root-android-phone-...
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How to root LAVA IRIS 504q?

I am having iris 504q model.My current android version is 4.2.2,but i am unable to update it any further,can any one guide me,how to root lava iris 504 q?
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Destroyed (boot/recovery).img after rebooting the device

I use Realme 3 pro device with SD710 running android 9.0 with ColorOs UI, and i'm trying to root my device with Magisk module. First i followed the instructions at link to unlock bootloader,then ...
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One-Click-Root Failed On Samsung J7 SM-J700H

I have a Samsung Galaxy J7 running 6.0.1 marshmallow which i tried to root using One-Click-Root methods like desktop versions of "Kingroot" and "Kingoroot". However, "Kingroot" doesn't support my ...
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How can I root my 4.4.2 razr maxx hd verizon

I've tried everthing that I can think of to try and root my razr droid maxx hd verizon phone. Towel root, sunshine, and can't even remember all of the othes to try a root it. Nothing works ! It's ...
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Accidentally set radio to USA band

Accidentally set radio to USA band I was playing around with ##4636## and accidentally set the radio band to USA Band. Now there's no way of changing it back so now I can't even connect to a network, ...
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Any way to use Google Calendar without Calendar Storage?

I've a device which runs Android 6.0.1, and officially it did not contain any Google Calendar application. The device is a Boyue Likebook Muses T78D. It has Google Play access, so I could install ...
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does adb backup also backup /data/misc/vold?

I want to make sure that using adb backup -apk -shared -all -f ~/backup.ab will also save /data/misc/vold? I am trying to backup before rooting, in order to be able to gain access to the encryption ...
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Root Galaxy Star Pro

Is there any tutorial for rooting Galaxy Star Pro (S7260). With rooting package ? I bought this phone recently and I could't find a tutorial for rooting this phone by googleing.
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Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing(Samsung A5)

I recently bought a Samsung A510FD(Android v5.1.1) and attempted to root it but failed and this messaged appeared on my screen: RECOVERY IS NOT ENFORCING.I was then unable to shut my phone down.By ...
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How to root LG Optimus L7 II - P713

I've just bought an LG Optimus L7 II - P713 in Vietnam. It runs Android 4.1.2 and now I would like to root it. I just searched Google but still didn't find out how to root it. Can I root this phone? ...
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Help me identify, root, and install custom recovery my tablet

My friend gave a tablet. I want to root and tweak it so I can use it but after 6 hours of searching I gave up. How do I root this and find out what device this is? After hours of surfing I ended up ...
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Huawei bought in China, can't access Google Play (g510 t8951)

I bought this huawei cellphone in China and I can't access the google store. I can access some apps through Baidu Store but then some doesn't work because I don't have Google Play Service. I've tried ...
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How to root the Samsung Galaxy 5

Anyone tried to root their Samsung Galaxy 5 (five) device? If so, what is the procedure?
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Soft bricked Moto G4 (XT1625) after SuperSU install

So, yeah. I told a friend I would root his phone for him... and I went and soft-bricked it. Haven't told him yet, because I'm hoping I can fix it before long, but I'm running out of options (and time)....
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Wifi not working on Samsung S3 (WifiStateMachine( 2240): Failed to load driver)

as I am really desperate now about the wlan problem on my Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 I am now going to post a question in the hope that someone might help me fix it. Problem description: I cannot ...
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Internal Storage Problem

This shows up at my recovery. To solve this problem I've format data and also change and repair the file system and I worked. But when I boot it back to recovery the error massage will appear again. ...
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Set Warranty Bit : Kernel help

I recently tried rooting my samsung galaxy tab E sm-t377p using odin and twrp. i successfully have twrp installed and the latest version of superuser. when i try and boot it gets on a VERY SLOW boot ...
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Philz touch 6 stuck in recovery mode

I recently installed philz touch 6 recovery on my galaxy tab 3 lite, with the main purpose of rooting. When I downloaded it over ODIN it was fine, and booted into recovery. Now, when I try to boot (...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850A?

Seems I have searched vastly across the internet to no avail. So far, I've tried using a CF-auto-root file with Odin 3, and vroot, neither of which worked. The only helpful thread I've found was an ...
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how do you properly root galaxy s3 i9300 on mac?

I am trying to root my Galaxy S3 i9300 on a Apple Mac. I followed the instructions here But instead of my phone starting up ClockWorkMod recovery, my phone keeps booting up on android recovery. Any ...
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My google play store is not working.

it shows no internet connection whereas the mobile is connected to the internet. i tried to reboot the mobile yet the problem remains. my mobile is rooted . it was rooted before 1.5 years but the ...
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Scan WhatsApp QR Code from device with broken screen to access WhatsApp Web

i need to get a bunch of Whatsapp contacts off my phone, however i cant see anything on the screen. The phone still works.I tried to get it into debugging through usb mode but i cant see anything and ...
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the operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way?

While trying to update my device I get: "the operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way" I get this message. My device is also rooted. What should I do? Galaxy Tab A (...
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How to fix the recovery mode error?

I am trying to root my Samsung Galaxy Ch@t GT-B5330 (4.1.2) following this guide. I have reached the point when I am intended to use the recovery mode menu (that is reached by holding volume-up when ...
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Create my own boot.img for rooting?

Among the files needed to root an Android device (such as superuser.apk and su), an unsecured boot image is also required (boot.img) to allow for the installation of the superuser and su. I ...
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Root HTC one V on Mac OS X

I'd like to root my HTC One V. Are there any tools specifically for this? I'm trying to follow this guide but having trouble with step 6 in the HTCdev-Unlock Bootloader guide. Currently, running Mac ...
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How can I rooting a ZTE stack 6.0.1 z799vl

I'm looking for a way to root my ZTE stack running 6.0.1 and the model number is z799vl
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Rooting Xperia Ray (ST18i) with 4.1.B.0587 build

I've been trying to root my xperia ray device by following the instruction given in this post. It doesn't seem to work properly for me. Whenever I try to flash with 4.1.A.0.562 kernel it says that my ...
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Block mobile internet access except portable hotspot without rooting my phone

I've seen many articles and tried many applications like 'mobiwol' 'droidwall' 'avast antivirus' 'foxfi'. What my problem is that I've a very limited mobile data and I want to use it with my laptop ...
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Completely disable Nexus 5 Power Button and Remap to Volume Button

I have a 1.5 year old Nexus 5 and its power button is somehow broken from the inside. The thing goes in a reboot loop whenever I either try to turn the phone on or put it on charging. Upon giving it a ...